Go beyond the resume

We know that most senior hiring starts with a vision, not a need.

Sometimes it takes experience to find experience. Our ability to deliver on your leadership recruitment needs lies in our trusted networks and proven search methodology.

Your next leader isn’t applying on job boards, they’re often discrete, off the radar and harder to engage. That’s where our Search Team comes in. They’re the most connected in the country – ready to deliver on the challenge.

Onset’s approach

Our philosophy for building the ultimate leadership team

Our consultants work across many market specialisations including, Product, Engineering, Data, Cloud and Information Security.

We’ll get to know your needs, vision and understand what your ideal leader might look like. Whether you know exactly what you want or if you’re still working that out – we can help.

Working with us on a senior assignment not only guarantees you’ll be satisfied with the outcome, but will also provide you with invaluable market insights to help position your business for the future.

Get in touch

Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627

Meet your secret weapon

It’s not just WHAT you know. It’s WHO you know.

With executive recruitment, establishing lasting connections is crucial. It can take a serious amount of energy and experience to find the right fit for your leadership. Sean, Dan & Priya lead executive recruitment for precisely this reason.

Sean is a Founder at the Onset and has been in the Australian recruitment industry for 20 years. He’s experienced the growth of the tech startup sector and seen the demand for specialist engineering skills skyrocket. Today, Sean leads executive hiring across Product and Engineering.

Priya started her career in one of the most demanding markets for executive recruitment, Silicon Valley. She worked with VC-backed growth-stage startups and innovative Fortune100 companies. Priya brings valuable experience and insights from the global startup community to Sydney.

For over 20 years Dan has delivered results in demanding, candidate short markets. Dan’s recruited across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK and North American markets and has a strong network of senior leaders across industries globally.

Check out our recent executive hires
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FluidIntel
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Chief Technology Officer
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Mable
position
Chief Marketing Officer
Client
Qwilr
position
Head of Engineering
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Rezdy
position
Chief Technology Officer
Client
Campaign Monitor
position
Director of Product
Client
Cars Guide
position
Head of Product
Client
Design Crowd
position
Chief Technology Officer
Client
Shippit
position
Head of Engineering
Client
ResMed
position
Director of Engineering
Client
Macquarie Bank
position
Director of Information Security
Client
Oliver Wyman
position
Technical Lead Data Engineer - EMEA
Client
Douugh
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Daisee
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Alternative Media
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Hatch
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Immutable
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Rezdy
position
Head of Engineering
Client
ELMO
position
Head of Cloud and Infrastructure
What our
clients say

“We partnered with The Onset, a leading IT recruitment agency, explained the journey we were on, and asked them to sell our vision to the Sydney market in our search for high quality developers. It was important that the people we chose not only had high technical skills but were a good cultural fit and understood where oOh! was going”

Andy McQuarrie Chief Technology Officer

“…by taking time to understand our unique hiring requirements, both from the start and as our needs have evolved. At Digital Asset, we’re looking for engineers and product managers with a specialized mix of skills and industry experience, for example, a strong background in financial services, or knowledge of functional programming languages. Onset has helped us find experienced candidates who are not only highly qualified but also inspired to work with a firm like ours”

Drew Harding Senior Delivery Manager

“We partnered exclusively with The Onset to build our capability across engineering, product and design. It is rare to partner with a services provider and feel comfortable with them representing you and your brand but that is exactly what happened with The Onset. They understood what we looked for in talent, helped us nurture it and ultimately create a team that allowed us to modernise our offering and launch a second brand from the ground up.”

Jeremy Gupta Chief Technology Officer

“In addition to running the search and recruitment process they helped us to shape the role and were able to guide us through what was happening in the market and the experiences of other high growth companies.”

Rachel Debeck Chief Operating Officer
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Get in touch with our specialised team to find out more about our software engineering roles! Check out our full range of jobs on at marketplace.theonset.com.au

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We had an amazing conversational session on the VC landscape at The Onset office with Adam Pozniak (CEO at Parc Capital and our board member)
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"A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change." Yesterday we celebrated International Women's Day with our team of amazing ladies. We discussed our past achievements and how we will challenge ourselves for big outcomes in the future, in light of this year's theme #choosetochallenge ...

Happy Birthday Emma!! 🎂🎉 ...

Want to get your teeth stuck into recruitment projects or join us for an awesome onsite opportunity? Focus on honing your craft in a delivery role at The Onset, get in touch at amy@theonset.com.au

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SASHA 😜 ...

Welcoming the latest member to join The Onset! Reema started her recruitment journey in 2010 and has specialised in recruiting for a range of technology based roles. Here at The Onset, Reema will join the team with a focus on .Net contract roles.

Contact Reema today to find your next opportunity by calling her on 0499 332 019 or email her at reema@theonset.com.au

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Welcoming Barbara to our Embedded Software team here at The Onset. She specialises in C, C++ and Assembly.

Looking for a new opportunity? Find out what's out there for you now by contacting Barbara on 0414 048 936 or barbara@theonset.com.au

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1 in 5 people each year experience a form of mental illness, which means it's very likely that someone in your business could be affected right now. Have you thought about how you are equipped to support them?

It's mental health awareness month and time to tune into others and importantly our own self care and mental well being.

Black Dog Institute is offering free online workshops and training for small to medium business in NSW to promote the implementation of wellbeing strategies and reduce the stigma of mental health in the workplace. Check it out here - https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/education-services/workplaces/mental-health-at-work-nsw/

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
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Introducing Sasha to the Onset team! Sasha joins us recruiting for Software Engineering roles specialising in Java.

Get in touch to find out what opportunities are out there for you on 0435 026 648 or oleksandra@theonset.com.au

#softwareengineering #java #recruitmentadvice #sydneyjobs #recruitmentnews
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Introducing Alyse who has just joined The Onset in the marketing and operations team!

She will be a part of building the Onset brand and see the smooth running of the office including supporting our amazing consultants.

Get in touch today if you have any queries about The Onset or want to know more about your next opportunity. Call us on 0438 706 627.
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Last week we celebrated The Onset's 5th Birthday! It was a fun filled evening reflecting on the achievements of the team and some of our visions for the future.
We want to say a big thank you to all of our clients and candidates who have been on the journey with us so far and we look forward to the years to come!
Cheers 🍾
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Danielle recently joined our software engineering team at The Onset, where she specialises in backend technologies for contract and permanent roles.

She's your go to if you're experienced in .NET, C#, Java or PHP. If you're looking for your next role in one of Sydney's leading startups then get in touch, danielle@theonset.com.au 0435 762 005.

Welcome Danielle!

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